Self-Described White Nationalist Who Threatened Black Lawmaker Facing Gun Charge

The self-described white nationalist was arrested after state troopers discovered evidence he bought illegal high capacity gun magazines

What to Know

  • Max Misch, a 36-year-old who describes himself as a white nationalist, was arrested Wednesday.
  • State troopers searched the suspect's home and found evidence he bought high capacity magazines.
  • Misch attended a news conference held by former State Rep. Kiah Morris, apparently trying to provoke the crowd.

A self-described white nationalist who prompted Vermont's only female black legislator to resign is facing a charge he possessed illegal, large capacity gun magazines.

State Police say 36-year-old Max Misch, of Bennington, was arrested Wednesday after troopers searched his home and found evidence he had purchased large capacity ammunition feeding devices. He's due in court Thursday.

Last year, the Vermont Legislature passed a law banning large capacity magazines.

Former Democratic State Rep. Kiah Morris resigned in September after receiving what she said were racial threats from Misch. Prosecutors said Misch's actions violated no laws and declined to prosecute.

Last month, Misch attended a news conference held by Morris. Misch, who could not be reached Thursday, described himself as an online troll out of boredom and because "it's fun."

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